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Play Safe in the Sun Forges Ahead with a New Sponsor, A Broadened Focus and Exciting Line-Up of Outreach Events

With thanks to our new corporate sponsor, La Roche-Posay, the award-winning WDS Play Safe in the Sun Campaign will continue to work at curbing the incidence of skin cancer by providing free screenings, sun damage assessments, sun safety education, and free sunscreen to the public for another three years—featuring a broadened focus and an exciting line-up of outreach events that signal a turning point in this WDS Service program.
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Thanks to a generous $750,000 grant from La Roche-Posay, the Women’s Dermatologic Society’s award-winning Play Safe in the Sun Campaign will continue for another three years. Pictured at the 2011 WDS Annual Luncheon in New Orleans, LA are Gene Colon, Esq, La Roche-Posay Assistant Vice President, Medical and Media Relations with Immediate Past President, Lisa Garner, MD (2010-2011).

Play Safe in the Sun Campaign 2013 Completed Events

  1. March 14: Encinal Elementary School, Atherton, CA
    Co-chaired by Latanya Benjamin, MD and Ashley Wysong, MD
  2. March 22: Forest Park School, LaGrange, IL
    Co-chaired by Becki Tung, MD and Cindy Krol
  3. April 27: American University, Washington, DC
    Co-chaired by Valerie Callender, MD and Lynn McKinley-Grant, MD
  4. May 9: Lakeview Elementary School, Sarasota, FL
    Chaired by Megan Bogart, MD
  5. May 10: Abe Lincoln Elementary School, Cicero, IL
    Co-chaired by Becki Tung, MD and Cindy Krol
  6. May 11: New York City, NY -- Central Park
    Chaired by Erin Gilbert, MD
  7. May 21: Mullen High School, Denver, CO
    Chaired by Adrienne Stewart, MD
  8. June 1: Chicago, IL -- Grant Park
    Co-chaired by Brooke Jackson, MD and Mary Martini, MD
  9. June 15: Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure ® -- St. Louis
  10. Coast-to-Coast: Throughout the USA, year-round
    Aiming for 40 projects in honor of 40-year anniversary of founding of WDS!
    Coast-to-Coast sun safety toolkit

Play Safe in the Sun Campaign 2012 Completed Events

  1. Saturday, April 14: National Cherry Blossom Festival Sakura Matsuri Japanese Street Festival - Washington, DC
    Co-chaired by Tina Alster, MD and Jennifer MacGregor, MD
      • Highlights from the Completed Event
  2. Saturday, May 5: Grace Church School May Fair - NYC
    Co-chaired by Mona Gohara, MD and Kavita Mariwalla, MD
      • Highlights from the Completed Event
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    La Roche-Posay news release
  3. Saturday, May 5: SELF Workout in the Park - San Francisco, CA - Little Marina Green
    Chaired by Kelly Cordoro, MD
      • Highlights from the Completed Event
  4. Saturday, May 12: SELF Workout in the Park - NYC - Central Park
    Co-chaired by Diane Berson, MD and Maritza Perez, MD
      • Highlights from the Completed Event
  5. Saturday, June 2: SELF Workout in the Park - Chicago, IL - Grant Park
    Co-chaired by Amy Derick, MD and Jessica Cheung, MD
      • Highlights from the Completed Event
  6. Saturday, June 23: Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure - St. Louis, MO
    Co-chaired by Jordan Slutsky, MD and Michelle Tarbox, MD
      • Highlights from the Completed Event
  7. Saturday, July 21: BB&T Atlanta Open - Atlanta, GA
    Co-Chaired by Sumayah Taliaferro, MD and Jodi Ganz, MD
      • Highlights from the Completed Event
  8. Coast-to-Coast Grassroots Event Series
    Coast-to-Coast local outreach events in communities across the USA
      • Click here for downloadable sun safety resources & other links

Play Safe in the Sun Campaign 2011 Completed Events

  1. Coast-to-Coast Grassroots Event Series: Debut event
    Coast-to-Coast local outreach events in communities across the USA
    Goal: Member participation in 50 cities
  2. Saturday, June 11: Susan Komen Race for the Cure -- St. Louis, MO
    Attendance: 72,000 | WDS Co-chairs: Saadia Raza, MD and Stacey Tull, MD
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  3. June 25-26: Manayunk Arts Festival -- Philadelphia, PA
    Expected attendance: approximately 150,000 | WDS Co-chair: Aradhna Saxena, MD
      • View Highlights
  4. July 6 & 8-10: USGA US Women's Open -- Colorado Springs, CO
    Attendance: 120,000 | WDS Co-chairs: Adrienne Stewart, MD and Kathy Sawada, MD
      • View Highlights
  5. November 17-20: LPGA Titleholders -- Orlando, FL
    Expected attendance: 40,000 | WDS Chair: Latanya Benjamin, MD
      • View Highlights
PLAY SAFE IN THE SUN ~~ LATEST NEWS:

2014 Schedule of Outreach Events

2014 Completed Events

  • July 23/27 – Owings Mills, Maryland
    LPGA International Crown Tournament - Caves Valley Golf Club (Official Site)
    Chaired by Karen Beasley, MD
  • June 14 - St. Louis, MO
    Susan G. Komen, Race for the Cure St. Louis (Official Site)
    Chaired by M. Laurin Council, MD
  • April 5 - Houston, TX (Sisters Network, Inc.)
    5th Annual National African American Breast Cancer 5K Walk/Run
  • April 1-6 - Rancho Mirage, CA
    LPGA Kraft Nabisco Championship - Mission Hills Country Club
This logo will be displayed on materials used in our new elementary school initiative, TOPS (Time Out Protect your Skin).

Watch for details about this exciting educational program!

Click here to view and download our new TOPS Tips for Kids. (pdf format)


Resources for Members through Coast-to-Coast Play Safe In The Sun
We are pleased to once again present our grassroots initiative known as Coast-to-Coast Play Safe in the Sun. This member-driven program will extend throughout the summer months to provide tools for local sun safety and skin cancer prevention activities.
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CHECK THE LOCAL UV INDEX
(Usable Image of outdoors/sunshine)

Whether you are enjoying the outdoors in your community or away from home, check out the UV Index Forecast by visiting this page and entering that city’s zip code.


Ozone depletion, weather, and the seasons cause different amounts of UV radiation to reach the Earth. The UV Index tells you how much radiation is present each day for your surrounding environment. It projects the next day's UV levels on a 1-11+ scale and can serve as a guide for your personal sun safety.


WATCH the WDS Play Safe in the Sun PSA's that air on the Golf Channel and on many websites
Practice Makes Perfect
(Full size video & download)
It's Never Too Early or Too Late
(Full size video & download)
Sun Safety is for Everyone
(Full size video & download)

PREVIOUS YEARS EVENTS:
  • Play Safe in the Sun Outreach Completed Events
    (Supported through funding from L'Oréal USA)
  • Play Safe in the Sun Outreach Completed Events
    (Supported through funding from 3M Foundation)
  • Play Safe in the Sun Outreach Completed Events
  • Families Play Safe in the Sun Completed Events
    (Supported through funding from 3M Foundation)
WOMEN’S DERMATOLOGIC SOCIETY
5 Years of Volunteer Community Outreach
» Salute to Service
Watch the WDS film, Salute to Service online at the Women’s Dermatologic Society website.


LPGA Tour Player Paula Creamer speaks out in support
of WDS efforts to spread the message about sun safety.
(Read more about Paula Creamer HERE)
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